—Nine 2019 publishing trends to know—how will virtual reality affect publishing? What’s the deal with book subscription services? What do I need to know about Amazon? What’s the future of audiobooks and podcasts in publishing, and how I can leverage those platforms?
–An in-depth look at the three best ways to publish in 2019: self-publishing, traditional publishing, and hybrid publishing. Which should you try your hand at, and why? What are your pros—and the harsh realities?
–What exactly is hybrid publishing?
*How hybrid publishing can combine the best parts of traditional publishing and self-publishing for a personalized and varied author experience.
*The new 2018 Independent Book Publishers Association’s standards for hybrid publishers.
*Your checklist to get started, and ways to educate yourself
–Hybrid publishing vs. vanity publishing vs. partnership publishing
–Understanding the “not paying to publish” myth
–Typical guidelines from a hybrid publisher regarding retaining the rights to your work, expected profits and royalties (50-60 percent for paperbacks versus 10-15 percent with traditional publishers, for example), and your responsibilities as an author collaborating with your hybrid publisher.
–A curated list of 10 trusted hybrid and partnership publishers with services and pricing shown for every budget, including consultants, cover design, proofreading/editing, book formatting, ebook conversion, printing, marketing, and distribution.
–Our 3 step-by-step methods to creating and publishing audiobooks.